Region VII All Hazards Emergency Preparedness Committee Presents


Tinley Park Convention Center – September 23, 2022
18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, IL 60477

Schedule subject to change

6:30 – 7:30
Early Bird Session – Stop the Bleed. Click here for details »
Limited to 50 participants.

7:00 – 7:50
Registration and Breakfast. Music provided by the Joliet American Legion Band.
Dr. James Doherty – Conference Moderator

7:50 – 8:00
National Anthem – Jim Cornelison

8:00 – 8:50
Annual Gary J. Merlotti Memorial Keynote Address
Robert O’Neill – Never Quit: The story of a life and career of successful missions

8:55 – 9:45
Jillian Peterson & James Densley – The Violence Project: How to Stop a Mass Shooting Epidemic

9:45 – 10:05

10:05 – 10:55
Breakout Sessions:
Session A: Dr. Santinello – Acute Care Surgery (ACS) What is it?, Do you Need it?, and Do You want it? Case Discussions and Data
Session B: Benjamin Greer – Human Trafficking and Natural Disasters
Session C: Peter Lazzara – Recognizing and Treating Shock in the Adult Population
Session D: Stop the Bleed – Part II

11:00 – 12:00

12:05 – 12:55
Breakout Sessions:
Session E: Dr. Joshua Carson – From the Ashes
Session F: Marko Garcia – Operation Double Down- An undercover Narcotics Investigation
Session G: Dr. William Hampton – Medical Staffing of Race Events : Exercise, Metabolism and Injury
Session H: Mendon, Missouri – A Rural Train Derailment

1:00 – 1:50
Mike Clumpner – All That Glitters is Not Gold: Evidence-Based Medicine at Hostile Mass Casualty Incidents

1:50 – 2:10
Break / Snack

2:10 – 3:00
Panel Discussion – Being in Highland Park on July 4

3:00 – 3:55
Claude Jubran – Global Threats and Their Nexus to Terrorism

3:55 – 4:00
Closing Remarks – Dr. James Doherty



Trauma Nurse Coordinators:
Dana Arseneau RN, Michelle Dace RN, Megan Lynch RN, Aaron Konick RN, Leslie Livett RN and Danielle Wilson RN.

Activity Director: James Doherty, MD

Event Assistant: Marilyn Zanelli

A special thank you to: Stephanie L. Whitten, EMT-P, CHEC III EMS/Emergency Disaster Management Coordinator Advocate South Suburban Hospital for organizing the STOP THE BLEED PROGRAM, and The Joliet American Legion Band for their participation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define and assess the emergency preparedness responder’s roles and responsibilities during a mass casualty event.
  • Describe the importance and indications for utilizing hemorrhage control, protective equipment, and incident management planning.
  • Recognize the need for planning and education for all emergency responders to a mass casualty event, due to increased incidence of mass casualty type incidents.

Format: Lecture

Target Audience:
All Physicians, CERTS, Emergency Management Agency Representatives, Emergency Medicine Physicians, EMS Personnel, Hospital Staff, MRC, Pediatricians, Police and Fire Department Personnel, Public Health Staff, Red Cross, Registered Nurses and Trauma Surgeons, Mental Health Professionals, and Faith-based Organizations.

Commercial Support:
There is no commercial support for this activity.

Financial Support:
This activity is funded in part by a grant from the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Credit Designation Statement:
Riverside Healthcare
Riverside Healthcare designates this activity for a maximum of 5.9 nursing contact hours.
Contact hours for nurses will be awarded upon successful completion of the program. Riverside Healthcare is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.